Oscar night: Fans share favorite 2011 movies at Ragtag party

The Missourian asked movie fans attending a watch party at Ragtag Cinema what films they would have liked to see on the Academy Awards' best picture ballot.

'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

"The Artist" is the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for best actress for "The Iron Lady."

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrities arrive on the Oscars night red carpet

The 84th Academy Awards aired Sunday night on ABC. Arrivals on the red carpet included celebrities Meryl Streep, Bret McKenzie, George Clooney, Tina Fey and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Art students explore fiber structures with visiting artist

Students are helping to construct two pieces from visiting artist Caoimhghin O'Fraithile, who is visiting for the True/False Film Festival. The fiber structure art pieces will be installed Feb. 27.

True/False Film Fest releases list of 2012 films

This year's festival will include 31 films, to be played at MU's Jesse Auditorium, Missouri United Methodist Church's The Picturehouse and five other downtown theaters.

Chinese middle school students usher in Year of the Dragon

Visiting Chinese middle school students performed Friday night at Jesse Auditorium to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. The Chinese New Year falls on Monday this year. 

Documentary about environmental activism comes to Columbia

In the 1960s, Marion Stoddart took on the restoration of the Nashua River while living in Groton, Mass. Once one of the 10 most polluted bodies of water in the United States, she helped restore the river by getting a clean water act passed and founding the Nashua River Watershed Association.

Stephens College professor creates diversity video for community celebration

A Stephens College assistant professor questioned Columbia residents about diversity and is presenting his findings as a multimedia presentation Thursday morning at the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. 

Students write poems and essays celebrating diversity in Columbia

Essays and poems written by students are published in the 2012 Student Writings Booklet, which will be distributed at Thursday's Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. 

Percent for Art program seeking local artists for Short Street garage project

The project has a $47,000 budget and, once finished, would be the third public art project at municipal parking garages.

Four artists chosen as finalists for City Hall projects

The final four artists will be considered to design artwork for the fifth and fourth floors of City Hall. 

Columbia College art student stages exhibition at Tellers Gallery & Bar

Meridith Gray's paintings of nebulae are featured at Tellers Gallery & Bar this month.

Columbia band Mary & The Giant shines in spotlight

Formed in 2009, this local band has developed a style of its own, blending folk, pop, rock, blues and country together to create "colonial pop."

PHOTO GALLERY: Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the State Historical Society has put up the Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series. 

North Village farmers market finishes season, likely to return next spring

The North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market ended Sunday. The market will probably resume in March or April.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School prepares for 'White Christmas' production

Hickman High School is preparing to put on its largest musical performance ever.

Columbia Image Awards ceremony recognizes institutions for improving city image

The Columbia Image Awards Committee handed out six Image Awards on Thursday evening to businesses who helped beautify the city. 

DOWNTOWN: KOPN fundraiser celebrates weeklong pledge drive

KOPN, a local mid-Missouri radio station, raised about $27,000 at its fundraiser Thursday. The station has served Columbia for 38 years and is the eighth oldest community radio station in the U.S.

Author Michael Martone to appear in MU reading series

He is the author of 12 books and has his work in publications such as Esquire, Harper’s and Best American Essays.

Artist brings color, whimsy to downtown Columbia traffic box

Local artist Stephanie Foley is the fourth participant working in a project to paint the city's traffic boxes in hopes of deterring graffiti vandalism and making the downtown area more attractive.